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Bad Medicine

It was George Osborne’s genius that he was able to make a virtue of his chosen vice.

For a man who ideologically desires austerity - but who is smart enough to understand that the public do not share that desire - the global financial crisis was a gift. He could - with a sad and sombre mask to hide his glee - slash away at public services and heap the blame on the Labour Party.

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A new relationship
October 12th 2014

The Spirit of ‘45

Whatever the final result of the vote itself, the Scottish independence referendum has been a crushing and humiliating blow for the British establishment. The United Kingdom entered this campaign with a double-digit lead over separatism...
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October 10th 2014

Four in the bed and the little one said…

After three weeks on the road, touring the country’s hotel bars and conference centres, the political establishment is now left to mull over the state of the parties. What is clear is that this is...
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Oh england my lionheart
September 19th 2014

Oh England, my lionheart

Not only did Scotland vote to stick with the Union last night but they did so convincingly. A campaign that had seemed set to do the politically impossible – and somersault from a 25 point...
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A new relationship
September 10th 2014

A New Relationship

*This note was commissioned from a SNP insider and Lodestone Associate Scotland moving towards independence is part of long process. The SNP was formed in 1934 but it wasn’t until the late 60s that an...
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August 22nd 2014

Out in the Cold

Scottish Referendum - 18 September 2014 *This note was commissioned from a Scottish Labour insider and Lodestone Associate Summary Scottish independence would mean: - a new currency - initially 'sterlingisation', the unilateral adoption of the...
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July 17th 2014

The Final Countdown

The deckchairs on Mr. Cameron’s Titanic were not so much rearranged as entirely re-upholstered this week, as he sought to put in place a top team fit for a general election. Many have described the...
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